Synonyms of poke in English:


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1‘they poked him in the ribs’

prod, jab, dig, nudge, tap, butt, ram, shove, punch, prick, jolt
thrust, stab, push, plunge, stick, insert, drive, lunge

2‘leave the cable poking out of the wall’

stick out, jut out, stand out, protrude, project, extend, loom
rare protuberate


1‘Carrie gave him a poke’

prod, jab, dig, elbow, nudge, tap, butt

2‘a poke in the eye with a stick’

thrust, push, jab, shove, plunge, insertion


    poke one's nose into

    ‘she was poking her nose into something that did not concern her’

    pry into, interfere in, nose around in, intrude on, butt into, meddle with, tamper with
    informal snoop into
    poke fun at

    ‘they giggled and poked fun at Eleanor’

    mock, make fun of, laugh at, make jokes about, ridicule, jeer at, sneer at, deride, treat with contempt, treat contemptuously, scorn, laugh to scorn, scoff at, pillory, be sarcastic about, satirize, lampoon, burlesque, parody, tease, taunt, rag, make a monkey of, chaff, jibe at
    informal send up, kid, rib, josh
    British informal wind up, take the mickey out of
    North American informal goof on, rag on, razz, pull someone's chain
    Australian, New Zealand informal poke mullock at, sling off at, chiack
    British informal, dated twit, rot
    British vulgar slang take the piss, take the piss out of
    dated make sport of
    archaic joke, quiz, flout
    poke around

    ‘you've no right to go poking around in that cupboard’

    search, hunt, rummage, rummage around, forage, scrabble, grub, root about, root around, scavenge, fish about, fish around, rake around, feel around, grope around, nose around, ferret, ferret about, ferret, ferret around
    pry into, ransack, rake through, sift through, go through, shuffle through, rifle through, scour, comb, explore, probe
    British informal rootle, rootle around